Cagayan De Oro City

Cagayan de Oro mayor offers P2M reward for arrest of killers of congressman’s son

Froilan Gallardo

File photo of Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno.

The victims, Roland Sherwin 'Tawee' Uy, and his caretaker Samuel Pabalan were gunned down in a quarry site in Barangay Pagatpat in Cagayan de Oro on Thursday, November 11

Mayor Oscar Moreno on Monday, November 15, offered a P2-million reward for anyone who can help authorities bring to justice the killers of the son of Cagayan de Oro 1st District Representative Rolando Uy and his aide.

The victims, 45-year-old Roland Sherwin “Tawee” Uy, and his caretaker Samuel Pabalan were gunned down in a quarry site in Barangay Pagatpat in Cagayan de Oro on Thursday, November 11.

Police are looking for two gunmen who fled on a motorcycle after committing the mid-day killings.

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Calling the killings “brutal, senseless, and barbaric,” Moreno said the P2-million bounty should result in the arrest and prosecution of the killers.

Cagayan de Oro City Police Office spokesperson Major Evan Viñas said investigators have sent the bullet slugs found in the bodies of Uy and Pabalan to a police crime laboratory for cross-checking.

Viñas said the bullets would be compared to those used in major crimes committed in northern Mindanao in the past five years.

“Eventually, we hope we can get a match, and find the killers,” he said.

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Viñas said two gunmen pumped a total of nine bullets into Uy and Pabalan, causing their instantaneous deaths.

He said a second gunman even went up to the dying Uy and fired another shot to finish him off.

The killings could be the first-election related violence in the city ahead of the 2022 elections. – Rappler.com

Froilan Gallardo is a Mindanao-based journalist and an awardee of the Aries Rufo Journalism Fellowship